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Ex-Blaine girls basketball coach gets jail time for having sex with student player

A former Blaine High School assistant girl's basketball coach was sentenced Friday to 15 years probation and 120 days in jail in the third-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old player. Jenessa White, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting the player earlier this summer.
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A former Blaine High School assistant girl's basketball coach was sentenced Friday to 15 years probation and 120 days in jail in the third-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old player. Jenessa White, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting the player earlier this summer.

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